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The newest contest on the DAO is dedicated almost exclusively to multiplayer p2p games based on RIDE. We would like to inspire developers to research old and new fascinating game designs and find creative solutions on how to decentralize their gameplay and reward system. In addition, considering that p2p games need multiple players, there is room for experimentation with referral mechanics where one user invites another one to play, helping the game to scale and get more popular. And of course, as with any gamedev contest, there are the familiar tasks of making it as fun as possible and user friendly, using Waves Keeper and other Waves technology. The final aim of this contest is to list your game prototype on dAppOcean.io to measure and track its usage activity and integrate it closely with the Waves ecosystem.

Join the contest and submit your proposal of a p2p game dApp inspired by one of the card or board games from the list below. The reward for a winner submission can go up to $2000 (paid in USD Neutrinos).

The game concepts to choose from are listed below. Most of them are based on deterministic core strategies, meaning that the outcomes of those games are dependent more on the behavior of players and their choices rather than chance, as it would be in roulette and dice.

Dominoes

A family of tile-based games played with rectangular “domino” tiles.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MeWPTqJsns

Solitaire (Patience)

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A genre of card games that can be played by a single player.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh66RlyRQfM

Abalone

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A two-player abstract strategy board game. Players are represented by opposing black and white marbles on a hexagonal board with the objective of pushing six of the opponent’s marbles off the edge of the board.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmSOs3dGpyc

Mehen game

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The only multi-player ancient Egyptian board game.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCKNDWWNOdE

Senet

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One of the oldest known board games, played on a grid of 30 squares, arranged in three rows of ten.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikfRHqw46jE

Mill (Nine men’s morris)

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A strategy board game for two players dating at least to the Roman Empire.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvbIKOHIkRE

Hnefatafl

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A family of ancient Nordic and Celtic strategy board games played on a checkered or latticed gameboard with two armies of uneven numbers.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwO3AN__kAw

Mancala

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A family of two-player turn-based strategy board games played with small stones, beans, or seeds and rows of holes or pits in the earth, a board or other playing surface.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A-djjimCcM

Chaupar

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A cross and circle board played in India.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV1L_xMF_NM

Chaturanga

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An ancient Indian strategy game that is commonly theorized to be the common ancestor of chess.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch7qKro3VN4

Shogi

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A two-player strategy board game native to Japan.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhCoSqr6yZ8

Halma

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A strategy board game on a checkered gameboard divided into 16×16 squares.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eT-avMz3u0

Antiyoy (Android Game)

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A turn-based strategy with simple rules. Easy to learn, hard to master. This game is based on Slay original game by Sean O’Connor.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKswuvxRC3o

Hanabi

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A cooperative card game in which players, aware of other players’ cards but not their own, attempt to play a series of cards in a specific order to set off a simulated fireworks show.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ8iwNjBW_s

Pandemic

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A cooperative board game based on the premise that several diseases have broken out in the world.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojkScPkdgsk

Sources:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandemic_(board_game)
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanabi_(card_game)
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominoes
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patience_(game)
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abalone_(board_game)
  6. https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4148/mehen
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senet
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine_men%27s_morris
  9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mancala
  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tafl_games
  11. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaturanga
  12. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/228295/colonizers

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